I was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1985.
After studying Graphic Design, I graduated in Illustration and started publishing picture books and working as a freelance illustrator. While I don’t attain to just one technique, my preference falls almost always on a limited palette of colors, and I like to explore mixing textures and patterns in full rich and bidimensional images. Today I live and work in Lisbon, a small, old capital city known for its bright light.

So far I’ve illustrated ten picture books and written seven of them. They are published by:

Orfeu Negro (Portuguese), Pato Lógico (PT), Bruaá (PT), APCC (PT), Editora 34 (Brazilian Portuguese), WMF Martins Fontes (PT-BR), Ediciones SM (Spanish), Limonero (ES), Adriana Hidalgo Editora (ES), Kalandraka (PT, ES), Hélium (French), Urax Förlag (Swedish), La Nuova Frontiera (Italian), Knesebeck (German), Vivandra Könyvek (Hungarian), Neungyule Education (Korean), Iwizbooks (KO), Balgeunmirae Publishing (KO), Greenland Creative (Traditional Chinese), Epigram Books (English), Thames & Hudson (EN), Sarıgaga Yayınları (Turkish), Jieli Publishing House (Simplified Chinese), Kocur Bury (Polish), Dwie Siostry (PL).

I’ve also been working with other great clients, including:

Enchanted Lion Books, Granta, Magazine Georges, Editions Pióro, Natur & Kultur, Edizioni Bas Bleu, Edições Eterogémeas, Almanaque Saraiva, Expresso, Diário de Notícias, Silvadesigners, Gulbenkian, Casa da Música, TAP Air Portugal, Festas de Lisboa, Niepoort, GUR, Leopardo Filmes, A Música Portuguesa a Gostar Dela Própria, Universal Music, Itaú.

My work has been recognized by:

  • Bologna Children’s Book Fair (International Award for Illustration, 2014)
  • Ilustrarte (Selected, 2016)
  • Nami Concours (Green Island, 2017)
  • The Association of Illustrators (Shortlist – World Illustration Awards, 2015)
  • 3×3 Magazine (Merit – Professional Show No. 10; Merit + Honorable Mention – Professional Show No. 11; Best of Show + Silver Medal – Picture Book Show No. 12; Merit – Professional Show No. 13)
  • White Ravens catalog (2013, 2014)
  • Portuguese National Illustration Award (Special Mention, 2011)
  • Portuguese Authors’ Society (Best Children’s Book, 2013)
  • Amadora BD – International Comics Festival (Best Picture Book Illustration, 2013)
  • Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (Finalist, 2015)
  • Fundación Cuatrogatos (Winner, 2016)
  • Serbian International Book Fair (Finalist, 2016)

And exhibited in both solo and group shows:

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2017

  • Três Foguetões & 1 Caixa de Lápis (Lisbon)

2016

  • Sirenas y Palabras Antiguas (Bogotá)
  • Tão Tão Grande (Oporto, Lisbon)
  • A Parede dos Desenhos (Coimbra)

2014-2016

  • O Meu Avô (Bologna, Lisbon, Vilnius, Budapest)

2015

  • Tentar outra vez. Falhar melhor. (Lisbon)
  • La Sirena y los Gigantes Enamorados (Bologna, Tokyo, Hyogo, Aichi, Ishikawa)
  • Cachimbos e Cartas de Amor (Serpa)

2012-2013

  • Achimpa (Lisbon)

2011-2012

  • Greve (Lisbon)

Group Exhibitions (selection)

    2017

    • Três ao Cubo (Lisbon)

    2016

    • Princípios de Colecção (Lisbon)
    • PIM! (Óbidos)
    • Ilustração Portuguesa (Setúbal)
    • Ilustra 33 (Lisbon)
    • Playground for Words (London)
    • Mostra degli Illustratori Iberoamericani (Bologna)

    2015

    • International Literature Festival (Sofia)
    • Rodapé (Lisbon)
    • Princípios de Colecção (Lisbon)
    • Panorama 2015 (Sàrmede)
    • Lo Sguardo Obliquo (Bari, Turin)
    • PIM! (Óbidos)
    • Coral (Oporto)
    • Macau and Portugal, Art of Illustration (Oporto, Macau)
    • Ilustra 33 (Lisbon)

    2014

    • Cosmos, Uma Odisseia Ilustrada (Oporto)
    • Pelos Olhos Dentro (Viana do Castelo, Setúbal)
    • Imagens que Contam (Aveiro)
    • Ilustra33 (Lisbon)
    • Une Saison Graphique (Le Havre)
    • Bologna Illustrators Exhibition (Bologna, Itabashi,Taoyuan)

    2013

    • 3 Meses e 2 Dias (Oporto)
    • Ilustra33 (Lisbon)

    2012-2013

    • Como as Cerejas (Bologna, São Paulo, Bogota)